The compassionate pet store owner

The owner of one pet store is very, very nice to us. Always he will quote one price and I will quote another. Then he will say, “Can you not go a little higher?”

I will say, “No, I cannot go higher!”

Then he will tell me that he will give the pet to me at my price provided I keep it in a very large cage. He says he will come to my house the following week to see if I have provided a large cage for it. Otherwise, he says he will take it back.

Usually he brags about his monkeys and I brag about my monkeys. Once he sold us some flying squirrels.

11 January 1982

Sri Chinmoy, Friendship with the animal kingdom.First published by Agni Press in 2010.

This is the 1590th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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